The lines on the stitch plate are there for you to use as a guide for your fabric, allowing you to maintain a straight line of stitching. You line up the edge of the fabric with the line that gives you the seam size you want and then guide the fabric along that line as you sew.
What is the purpose of the lines on the throat needle plate?
A small opening in the plate allows the bobbin thread to come out and the needle to pass through to make stitches. Most throat plates have small lines notched to the right of the presser foot; these serve as guides for seam allowances and for sewing straight lines. The plate can be removed to clean underneath.
What is the purpose of the seam guides on the sewing machine?
A Magnetic Seam Guide is a small metal tool that attaches to any stitch plate of a sewing machine, near the presser foot. The magnet helps the fabric that is pulled forward by your sewing machine to stay firmly in place, giving you a solid, reliable guide for setting seam allowances and sewing straight lines.
What holds the lower thread on a sewing machine?
Bobbin – The spool that sits in the lower part of the machine. It holds the thread that makes the underside of a stitch. Bobbin Case – The part of the machine that houses the bobbin. Feed/Feed Dogs – The metal teeth that stick up above the needle plate.
What is the meaning of needle plate?
The flat surface below the needle that the needle goes down through when making a stitch. It can be. changed for different stitching jobs. Also called a throat plate.
What happens when there is a problem with the throat plate?
If your throat plate has been nicked by you sewing over a pin it will snag the bobbin thread and cause tension problems. Your sewing may look all uneven and certain sections may look caught and looped.
Which line is half inch on sewing machine?
If you look at the throat plate of your sewing machine, you’ll notice guidelines. Each line is labeled with a measurement: 3/8”, 4/8” (or ½”), 5/8” (industry standard) and 6/8” (or ¾”). A ¼” seam is not labeled because it’s right in line with the edge of your throat plate, closest to the needle.
Which line is 5/8 on a sewing machine?
The 3/8” seam is usually the first line, the 5/8” the second. Your machine may be different. A ¼” seam is primarily used in piecing quilts. 5/8” is the standard seam allowance for sewing apparel.
Where is the 1/4 inch mark on a Singer sewing machine?
Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances are achieved with the Quarter Inch Foot because the distance from center needle opening to the right hand edge of the needle, is a 1/4″. Singer Sewing Machine is set to straight stitch, center the needle position.